Advising Peers in Hardin Hub

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Cobey Mauldin

Cobey

Major: History

I became an Advising Peer because I have a passion for helping fellow students realize their potential. I believe that academic success is key to having a great college experience.

Why I love Carolina

I chose Carolina because of the wealth of opportunities and support the school offers. The University’s diversity is one of its biggest perks because everything remains fresh and new; nothing ever gets stale here. For these reasons I have grown to love Carolina.

How I Chose My Major

Simply put, I have a passion for History. I think it is important to know about forces and events from the past in order to explain what is going on in the world today. Also I think History serves as a good basis for my other interests, like German and Philosophy.

How I Have Grown at Carolina

During my first year here at Carolina, I simply did not know or like myself. As one can imagine, lacking self-confidence and certainty can negatively impact your academic/social progress in college. I considered dropping out on a number of occasions and I always questioned what my worth as a person. But being here at Carolina has taught me one thing: I am someone with the ability to realize my huge potential, and that the failures I had/am currently going through will validate the successes I will enjoy in the future.
As Carolina students we may get caught up in the competition, wanting to excel and be the best. All that is fine, but I challenge students to never doubt their self-worth and ability.

Resources I Recommend

I definitely recommend Counseling and Psychological Services and The Learning and Writing Centers. The Learning and Writing Center always offers tutoring and support, tips and tricks that helps students get through their coursework with success. With CAPS, it is important for all students to take care of of their physical and mental well-being.

Fun Facts About Me

I love (can speak very little) German, the language everyone seems to think is harsh. I do Monkey Kung Fu (but I would rather not fight lol), play piano, draw (even though I have not done anything in awhile), play basketball with friends, reading, and traveling. Oh yea, I like to dance (but the only move I know is the cabbage patch).

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JD Hastings

JD

Major:Management & Society and Sociology double

I chose to be an Advising Peer because I am looking to go into the field of Higher Education Administration. I really enjoy helping people getting people to where they need to be in order to succeed. I feel that the Advising Peer Program is a fantastic way to gain experience in the Higher Education field and to be involved on campus.

How I chose my majors

I chose my majors after a couple mishaps with other majors. For the longest time I thought I wanted to go into science, just because I felt like that’s what people would admire the most. After getting my butt kicked in a few Biology classes, I quickly reverted to the drawing board. It took me a while, but I finally realized that I wanted to go into a field that heavily dealt with people. In Sociology and Management and Society, that’s about all there is. I also feel like these two majors will be great to have when going into the Higher Education field, because they are so heavily involved with social interaction.

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Anna

Anna

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Rebeka

Rebeka

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Kyle

Kyle

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Maggie

Maggie

Why I Am an Advising Peer

I am seriously considering Academic Advising as a career so being an Advising Peer was an obvious choice for me! This program is a wonderful opportunity to help my peers get the most out of their time here at UNC and make them feel more confident in their academic choices.

Why I love Carolina

I love Carolina in so many ways it’s impossible to list them all! This school has so much to offer whether it be amazing sports teams, a breathtakingly beautiful campus, and most importantly awesome people! Everyone here is so passionate and they do such great things for the school, the community, and beyond. I feel like Carolina students inspire each other to be more than they ever thought they could be!

How I Am Choosing An Area of Study

I am still undecided but am most likely going to be a History Major with a concentration in American History. I think that being undecided actually has not hurt me in the least! I have taken what interest me while knocking out general education requirements in the process. College is about self-exploration and unless you have a lengthy major in mind that will take every bit of your 8 semesters here why not try a few things out first to find what you love?

How to Get Involved

Ask, ask, ask! Ask your friends what clubs they are in and if it sounds interesting tag along to a meeting. Ask the people in the pit about the groups they represent, I mean that is why they are out there. You never know what opportunities you will discover from one of your amazing peers. Getting involved can help you gain lifelong friendships and crucial experience for life beyond Carolina!

A Big Challenge I’ve Faced in College

My toughest struggle was adjusting to college life at the beginning of my freshmen year. I was not happy here despite how much I loved the school. I was accustomed to a tiny high school where I knew everyone and they knew me. I hated not knowing anyone and was considering transferring. Luckily intramural volleyball season started just in time. I joined a team alone and I met girls that are now some of my closest friends on campus! It’s hard to get yourself out there at first but once I did I was finally happy and able to begin enjoying my time at my dream school!

My Favorites

Favorite Things: PUPPIES
Volleyball
The Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina, duh

Resources I Recommend

ITS: UNC Secure, that is why you should visit them. They will get your computer and the finicky wifi we have here working together again quickly so you can finish that online assignment you have been putting off!
CAPS: It’s tough here at Carolina and being at college in general. Sometimes you might feel overwhelmed and anxious and if you cannot deal with alone CAPS is there for you! Utilize it so you can feel better and get back to enjoying “the greatest 4 years of your life”.
Peer Tutoring: These guys are awesome! If you are intimidated by office hours or just don’t get the professor’s teaching style this is a great alternative. You can have a fellow student help you understand material and get great study tips along they way!